A Place to Hang His Hat: Man Walks Into Diner With Knife Stuck in His Chest

A man walks into a diner with a knife stuck in his chest and orders coffee . . .

No, this is not a lead up for a joke.

In Warren, Michigan, a52-year-old man walked into Bray’s diner with a 5-inch knife stuck in his chest and ordered coffee and complained about the weather. He then called 911 and asked for an ambulance.

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24 thoughts on “A Place to Hang His Hat: Man Walks Into Diner With Knife Stuck in His Chest”

  1. Forensics best check the finger prints on that knife. With the NorteAmericana downturn, Columbian coffee is not selling well and Columbian hitmen are stalking diners throughout our great Nation for drinkers of other brands of coffee.

    I suspect Juan Valez and/or his donkey. Here are the desperados’ mugshots.

  2. Hazel Park, MI is in southern Macomb County and is owed it destiny to Ford. It is a factory town and hence unemployment is up. So the mans claim of a robbery and wanting to get out of there makes sense. A lot of crack house and a lot of crime hit the area strongly. I hope that he is ok.

    Thanks bdaman for hijacking the thread.

  3. Remember all those stories about FEMA camps and Martial Law.

    Maybe this was what it was all about.

  4. That’s true Lottakatz. This is evil. No one, citizen or non-citizen should be treated this way in any country, most certainly not in the US. Next time I get back from Canada I’m going to erect a homemade sign, “Welcome to Egypt”.

  5. I think questions should be asked about what kind of coffee are they serving in Brays Diner.

    Perhaps it’s dosed with hash or coke and it leaves its drinkers unable to cope with things until they’ve had another shot!

    I knew that coffee addiction in the U.S. was a problem but, hell, this is ridiculous!

  6. Buddha,

    Thanks for your olive branch and consider mine extended as well. I want to work with the like minded people on this blog, not at cross purposes. And, this is a police state, there can be no doubt. I am scared. I’ll repeat my call for a general strike. We need to get moving before it is too late. This is a fascist state. John Walker Lindh is an American citizen whom we tortured in addition to Padilla. So I agree that there probably already are and certainly will be American citizens in these prisons as political prisoners. Once your president and congress have refused to repudiate torture and embrace the rule of law, there’s really nothing to stop them from any extreme action, except public outrage.

    I’ve put this in before but here’s how I’d do the general strike under these extremely difficult economic times:

    I would do a general strike and here is how I would do it.

    It will have to be organized at local levels. Each town or city will need to pool income in a common bank account by soliciting donations of whatever people can afford. This account must reach a stage where it can pay for people to be off work for 1 or more days, but at least 1 day. Most people are barely or not making it and cannot afford to lose even 1 day of income.

    Babysitting and elder/sick care must be provided to the protesters. There must be food and in cold climates, warmth provided. Lawyers need to donate time in case of arrests. Amateur photographers should be everywhere to document events. Artists, musicians of every kind should be there to make it a festival atmosphere. There is no reason that a protest cannot be full of color, joy and fun. It creates bonds of community between people.

    In other words, it will take planning that accounts for the reality of people’s lives. If you want something to work, you must create the conditions for it to do so and thrive.

  7. more transparency

    Barack Obama plans to deal with a Dec. 31 deadline that automatically would declassify secrets in more than 400 million pages of Cold War-era documents by ordering government-wide changes that could sharply curb the number of new and old government records hidden from the public.

    In an executive order that he is likely to sign before year’s end, Obama will create a National Declassification Center to clear up the backlog of Cold War documents. But the order also will give everyone more time to process the 400 million pages rather than flinging them open at year’s end without a second glance.

    The order aimed at eliminating unnecessary secrecy also is expected to direct all agencies to revise their classification guides — the more than 2,000 separate and unique manuals used by federal agencies to determine what information should be classified and what no longer needs that protection. The manuals form the foundation of the government’s classification system.

    Two of every three such guides haven’t been updated in the past five years, according to the 2008 annual report of the Information Security Oversight Office, which oversees the government’s security classification.

    The anticipated timing of Obama’s order was disclosed by a government official familiar with the planning who requested anonymity in order to discuss the order before its release. A draft of the order was leaked last summer.

    The still-classified Cold War records would provide a wealth of data on U.S.-Soviet relations, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the fall of the Berlin Wall, diplomacy and espionage. A Soviet spy ring in the Navy led by John Walker headlined 1985, which became known as “The Year of the Spy.”

  8. And this

    Executive Order 12425


    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.

    Here’s the text of 2(c), which this EO now has applying to INTERPOL:

    (c) Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable.

    An INTERPOL branch in the US now cannot be searched, it’s files are not subject to legal subpoena nor discovery. If any branch of government wants to keep documents out of the hands of the court system, just hand them over to INTERPOL until the smoke clears.

    INTERPOL will now be able to maintain files on US citizens

    By this EO, Obama has conferred diplomatic immunity upon INTERPOL, exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, exemption from US taxes, and immunity from FOIA requests, etc.

    Obama just declared INTERPOL records immune from search and seizure — “The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable.”

  9. You can bet their are American Citizens in there as well all the while Dear Leader does this.

    The US has transferred 12 detainees from its Guantanamo Bay prison camp to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region, the Justice Department says.

    Six Yemenis, four Afghans and two Somali detainees were sent to their homelands over the weekend, it said.

    President Barack Obama acknowledged in November that he would miss his January deadline to close down the camp.

    The US plans to send 116 detainees to their home countries or to third countries willing to accept them.


  10. “When they came for the immigrants . . . ”

    Thanks, Jill.

    And HOLY SHIT!

    Is there any doubt this is now a fascist police state? Between crap like this, Big Oil traitors running free and the Insurance/Pharma lobby bending both the President and the Congress over like a cheap street whore? (Yeah, it may be sexist imagery, but 1 – whoring isn’t a quality of gender but of character and 2 – it’s accurate to describe the transaction.)

    Paying taxes in any form is starting to sound like a real bad deal.

    And a tax rebellion is what started the Revolutionary War.

    You morons in Washington better wake up from your dream.

    It’s going to be a nightmare real real soon at the rate you clowns are going.

  11. People that are freezing to death don’t feel pain. It was in the teens with wind chills in the single digits in Warren

    The word cold was left out of the article.

    In Warren, Michigan, a52-year-old man walked into Bray’s diner with a 5-inch knife stuck in his chest and ordered coffee and complained about the COLD weather.

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